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Old 03-24-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Finland Aki Kaurismäki Films on Blu-ray (Complete Collection)

Future Film in Finland will release all Aki Kaurismäki films on Blu-ray for the first time (some have been released through Criterion, I believe), excluding Le Havre that has been around for a while now. Also on DVD simultaneously, newly re-mastered Blu-rays with never-before-seen extras. They come in bundles and the first four are due this June. The titles will be:

June 5th
-I Hired a Contract Killer
-Drifting Clouds (Kauas pilvet karkaavat)

June 19th
The Man Without a Past (Mies vailla menneisyyttä)
-La vie de bohème (Boheemielämää)

Discshop claims that subtitles will be in English and Swedish (and of course in Finnish when needed). No confirmation yet, but the French spoken Le Havre had FIN, SWE, ENG and NOR and it was released by the same company.

http://www.discshop.fi/elokuvat/blur...blu_ray/P93993

Cover arts are simple, suits his filmography very well:





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Old 03-24-2013, 06:01 AM   #2
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Great news, been longing for some more Kaurismäki on blu.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:17 AM   #3
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Fantastic news. Thank you for the info, Tepi.

I will be adding all four films to my library. Drifting Clouds is absolutely amazing, one of my favorite Kaurismaki films.

Hopefully, someone in Finland will eventually bring Teuvo Tulio's films to Blu-ray as well. The DVD box sets have films that look quite spectacular on DVD. This makes me believe that there must be some newish HD masters for them.

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Old 03-24-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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I wouldn't hold my hopes high on Teuvo Tulio titles. They have been released through Finnkino - a company that is not interested in Blu-ray (not even DVD so much) but running movie theaters.

For Kaurismäki, I think Leningrad Cowboys Go America should do well for US collectors. I'm sure we'll see that being released later this year as well, but Juha is something I'm really looking for (as we know, The Artist is definitely not the only b/w silent film of modern era).

Am I mistaken or have they released Ariel, The Match Factory Girl and something else in USA already?
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The smaller films are out through Criterion's Eclipse series:



Ariel and The Match Factory Girl were in the first box set

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Old 03-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. I will still wait for the Finnish releases, because I can't play region A discs. Future Film is almost certainly releasing these in A, B, C.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:58 PM   #7
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The two box sets above are DVD releases

So, it appears that the Blu-ray premieres of these films will be in Finland.

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Old 05-25-2013, 11:01 AM   #8
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Calamari Union - August 7th, 2013.



Laitakaupungin valot (Lights in the Dusk) - August 21st, 2013.



Leningrad Cowboys Go America - September 4th, 2013.



Ariel - September 18th, 2013.

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Old 05-29-2013, 07:23 AM   #9
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Thank you for the update, Tepi

I just checked and it appears that these releases are getting the original cover art which Sandrew used for the DVD releases. Great news! This is the Finnish/Danish DVD cover for Lights... (see below).

I will be getting these.



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Old 06-16-2013, 08:52 AM   #10
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These three seem to be fitted in BD25s, have 1080p 23.976 fps picture and 24-bit lossless audio. I Hired a Contract Killer does not seem to have English subtitles. PQ seems pretty solid based on these few caps.

I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)
Code:
 Disc Title: I Hired a Contract Killer - FIN_DAN_NOR
 Disc Size: 20 023 598 859 bytes
 Protection: AACS
 BD-Java: Yes
 Playlist: 00007.MPLS
 Size: 19 820 953 152 bytes
 Length: 1:19:13.749
 Total Bitrate: 33,36 Mbps
 Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29895 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
 Audio: English / Dolby Digital Audio / 1.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
 Audio: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1134 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit)
 Subtitle: Finnish / 7,682 kbps
 Subtitle: Finnish / 10,904 kbps
 Subtitle: Swedish / 6,890 kbps
 Subtitle: Norwegian / 6,832 kbps
 Subtitle: Danish / 6,835 kbps
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Kauas pilvet karkaavat (1996)
Code:
 Disc Title: Drifting Clouds - FIN_DAN_NOR
 Disc Size: 23 093 966 222 bytes
 Protection: AACS
 BD-Java: Yes
 Playlist: 00007.MPLS
 Size: 20 040 539 712 bytes
 Length: 1:34:43.678
 Total Bitrate: 28,21 Mbps
 Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21994 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
 Audio: Finnish / Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
 Audio: Finnish / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3954 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
 Subtitle: Finnish / 18,124 kbps
 Subtitle: Swedish / 14,191 kbps
 Subtitle: Norwegian / 13,908 kbps
 Subtitle: Danish / 14,150 kbps
 Subtitle: English / 14,341 kbps
http://www.imagebam.com/image/7d9273257515963
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Mies vailla menneisyyttä (2002)
Code:
 Disc Title: The Man Without a Past - FIN_DAN_NOR
 Disc Size: 21 642 469 324 bytes
 Protection: AACS
 BD-Java: Yes
 Playlist: 00007.MPLS
 Size: 21 423 676 992 bytes
 Length: 1:36:53.808
 Total Bitrate: 29,48 Mbps
 Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23683 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
 Audio: Finnish / Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
 Audio: Finnish / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3465 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
 Subtitle: Finnish / 21,125 kbps
 Subtitle: Swedish / 17,234 kbps
 Subtitle: Norwegian / 18,681 kbps
 Subtitle: Danish / 17,221 kbps
 Subtitle: English / 18,422 kbps
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I tried to order these through CDON.fi but seemed impossible. I live in Norway. Looking for someone in Finland that can help me get a hold on these.

I can help you out with any norwegian release. Pathfinder is a very good film for example

Anyone?

Thanks
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Can also be bought through Recordshop X:

http://www.recordshopx.com/movie/i_h...iller/#blu-ray

http://www.recordshopx.com/movie/kau...aavat/#blu-ray

http://www.recordshopx.com/movie/mie...yytta/#blu-ray
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:49 AM   #13
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I'll probably have to pick some of these up, if not all of them. Still holding out a shred of hope that Lights In The Dusk, I Hired A Contract Killer, et al. might turn up at Criterion someday.
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I tried to order these through CDON.fi but seemed impossible. I live in Norway. Looking for someone in Finland that can help me get a hold on these.

I can help you out with any norwegian release. Pathfinder is a very good film for example

Anyone?

Thanks
You can ask cdon.no, if they can get them. I've succeeded to get some from cdon.se that way. Or I can help you.
If you happen to see Gary Holton & Casino Steel cds We Did It Our Way or Gary Holton & Casino Steel, I would be more than happy to get them.
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Calamari Union (1985)

Code:
Disc Title: Calamari Union
Disc Size: 19 734 453 812 bytes
Protection: AACS
BD-Java: Yes
Playlist: 00007.MPLS
Size: 19 444 332 096 bytes
Length: 1:21:04.860
Total Bitrate: 31,98 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28798 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: Finnish / Dolby Digital Audio / 1.0 / 48 kHz / 384 kbps
Audio: Finnish / DTS-HD Master Audio / 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1116 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit)
Subtitle: Finnish / 22,206 kbps
Subtitle: Swedish / 17,266 kbps
Subtitle: Norwegian / 16,688 kbps
Subtitle: Danish / 16,873 kbps
Subtitle: English / 16,566 kbps
http://www.imagebam.com/image/64776d269118588
http://www.imagebam.com/image/a5807b269118567
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Thanks for the info Tepi! I bought Ariel, Boheemielämää, I Hired a Contract Killer, Mies Vailla Menneisyttä and Kauas Pilvet Karkavaat a couple of weeks ago (from recordshopx.com). So far i have watched the first three (still waiting for the last two to arrive). Very pleased so far with the quality of the transfers and subtitles (swedish). It's a real joy to be able to revisit the ones i've seen and for the ones i haven't seen, i can hardly wait. Will probably pick up Varjoja Paratiisissa, Tulitikkutehtaan Tyttö, Tatjana, Hamlet and Calamari Union the next time around. November that is.
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February 12th, 2014.





And on February 26th the final two releases, I think. They are Total Balalaika Show and Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses.
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Want to thank you guys for this thread and for recommending Record Shop X. Received I Hired A Contract Killer today, just over two weeks from when I ordered it. Looking forward to watching it and will likely buy more Kaurismäki titles from them in the future.

FYI: I can confirm this disc in particular is region A/B/C as stated on the packaging. I changed the settings on my region free player and it loaded up under each of those region settings.
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I just watched La Vie de Boheme and liked it quite a bit. I'm interested in watching some of his other films. It's too bad all the ones I want to see are only in Finland or only on DVD. Hopefully Criterion releases more of his films on Blu-ray.
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